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  • Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico

    Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico
    Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining kingpin of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome family-run drug cartel, was captured Wednesday in central Mexico, authorities announced. Beltran Leyva was taken into custody by army forces “without a shot...
  • Slain detective fought Tampa's mob

    Slain detective fought Tampa's mob
    TAMPA - Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn't matter. A Tampa police detective, Larsen was ringing Richard Cloud, who had just recently been fired as head of the police narcotics...
  • L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says

    L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says
    Federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district on Wednesday and seized an estimated $65 million in cash and other assets they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics...
  • Alabama killer extradited to California to face multiple murder charges

    A man who allegedly told authorities he had been a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to California to face multiple counts of murder for a string of killings that plagued the Central Valley for three decades, officials said Friday....
  • La Crescenta, La Cañada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

    Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Cañada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers

    Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers
    Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors...
  • Co-defendant of drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads guilty

    Co-defendant of drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads guilty
    A co-defendant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chicago to distributing vast amounts of cocaine and heroin here on behalf of the notorious Sinaloa cartel. Tomas Arevalo-Renteria, who pleaded...
  • Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal

    Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal
    The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...